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MS 298 - Walking Cherry Woman's Letter of Protection, 1889

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Title: MS 298 - Walking Cherry Woman's Letter of Protection, 1889

Predominant Dates:1889

Creator: Crook, Major General George

Extent: 1.0 Folders


An original June 28, 1889  hand written document (now in three fragile pieces) of Major General George Crook at the Pine Ridge Agency given to Walking Woman, daughter of Cheyenne chief High Wolf, attesting that she had received in 1868 a letter, previously renewed in 1876 by Sen. Allison, notifying white men to give her kind treatment.  This same letter was added to on August 31, 1889 by Gen. Crook at Fort Robinson transferring the benefits of the letter to her son.  The original Gen. Crook letter was later typed as a “true copy” by 2nd Lt. F.C. Marshau of the 8th Cavalry, who inserted the name of the son, Grasshopper, into his typescript copy.  These two letters, the Crook letter and the Marshau typed copy, are accompanied by notes explaining some of the letter’s history of distribution, and speculating that the original 1868 letter may have been related to the attack on Black Kettle’s village along the Washita River by Gen. Custer’s troops in November of that year.

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